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Jess7

Jess7

Joined May 2017

GR: #thegreeneyedreader | Tw: greeneyedreader | Book blogger: https://Instagram.com/thegreeneyedreader
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The Night Swim: A Novel by Megan Goldin
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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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A Place for Us: A Novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Sadie by Courtney Summers
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The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
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Thank you to everyone who wished me good vibes and prayers. I am cancer-free and have been in remission for a year. 🎉I went through 6 months of iv chemo (AC - 4; Taxol - 12; + carbo - 5 txts). IV chemo was done on Thanksgiving 2020.

My double mastectomy took place on 12/09/20. No PCR, but 3 clear nodes removed and they believe they removed all of the tumor. Radiation (c. 3/02/20), oral chemo (c. 6/2021), and reconstruction surgery (c. 10/13/21).

Jess7 In abundance of caution we proceeded with the recommendation of 25 rounds of radiation contemporaneous with six months of oral chemo (Xeloda) I‘m not going to like the treatment was awful but I‘m so glad to be over that milestone! Lastly, my first reconstruction surgery on Oct 13, went well. Now it‘s more of a waiting game to see if I can beat the high recurrence rates. 1 year down (12.09.), two go (edited) 1mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations and hugs 💕 1mo
Ruthiella What an adorable photo! ❤️ I‘m so glad you are cancer free and doing better. 1mo
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JamieArc What great news! Best wishes for your health to be on the upswing 🙏🏼🎉❤️ 1mo
Jas16 So wonderful to hear that you are doing well! 💕 1mo
Reggie What a great pic! And wishing you all the health in years to come. 1mo
MrsMalaprop This is such a beautiful photo. Wishing you joy and love 💗. 1mo
Avanders ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Lizpixie That‘s so awesome lovely! Congrats on beating it and for having such a beautiful family💝 1mo
CarolynM Cancer free! What a wonderful phrase🥰 I'm very glad to hear you are doing well. All the best to you and your beautiful family. 1mo
melissajayne I‘m currently going through chemo myself and your story gives me so much hope that I can do this as well. 1mo
Jennifer3 Amazing, you are a warrior! 1mo
Catsandbooks So wonderful! And a beautiful photo! 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Amazing news. 💖💖 1mo
zezeki What a beautiful photo! Sending you best wishes! 💕💕 1mo
LeahBergen That‘s great news! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
youneverarrived Great news ♥️♥️ 1mo
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
eanderson Yayy! That‘s amazing news! I love seeing stories like this! I finished my chemo in August and am currently taking a Parp inhibitor (Lynparza) and doing MVASI (Avastin) every 3 weeks for 2 years. I‘m down to 21 months now! I‘m a ovarian cancer warrior. It also has a high reoccurrence rate and pops up 12-24 months after. I can‘t wait to be in remission! (edited) 1mo
Librarybelle Great news! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Mollyanna Wonderful news! 🥳🎉🎉 1mo
Jensol77 Fight like a girl!!! Wishing all the Litsy ladies battling cancer good vibes! Praying for you and your families. F#CK CANCER. You got this! 💓💜 1mo
MaureenMc Such great news! ❤️ 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm Fantastic news! So happy for you! 1mo
Megabooks I was wondering how you were and couldn‘t find you here or on Instagram. I am so please to know you are in remission!!!!! May you and your family have a very merry Christmas! 💚🎄 1mo
Bookzombie Wonderful news! ❤️ Such a lovely photo. 1mo
Dragon Such wonderful news for Christmas! All the very best for 2022 💚🐉 1mo
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Mehso-so

Meh. The plot was ok, but the main character annoyed me. I didn‘t really connect with any of the characters and I found myself just wanting to get through this one. The twist at the end was good, though I figured it out prior to the reveal. I switched between the audiobook and the book, but listened to the story primarily. I‘m noticing others didn‘t like the audiobook, so maybe that was part of the problem for me too. #jpbookreview

daisyheadmaesie Bummer! :( 1y
CarolynM Thinking of you. Hope treatment is going well💕 14mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! I hope your treatment is coming along well and you have a Merry Christmas. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 13mo
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His and Hers | Alice Feeney
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I really enjoyed piecing together the clues and speculating on the identity of the killer. I will say I got really close to figuring it out, and then the ending took a dramatic twist that I really didn‘t see coming. I‘m still processing that ending, and I can‘t decide if I fully buy into it, but nevertheless I did really enjoy this one and I think you will too. I loved the way it kept me wanting to turn the page, making it a very quick read.

Hooked_on_books I loved this. The only thing that really bothered me was Jack making sure his texts were deleted so he wouldn‘t be connected to Rachel. Um, phone records? He‘s a cop and would know that he‘d eventually be exposed. 1y
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Don't Look for Me | WENDY. WALKER
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4/5 stars. This was a suspenseful read start to finish. I enjoyed speculating the real identity of Mick. The twist ending was a bit hard for me to believe, but it was still good. #jpbookreview

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGILkaUAVdg/?igshid=qp1qdapv7pdd

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I really enjoyed how all of the characters‘ stories intertwined and I appreciated Backman‘s little quips. Like most of his books, this one was very quotable. Definitely recommend.

Thanks for all the well wishes. I‘m on #6 of taxol. I‘m very, very tired, but I‘m pushing through. #cancersucks

Ruthiella So nice to hear from you! Hope you are doing as well as you can under the circumstances. ❤️ 1y
MaureenMc 🙏💕💕 1y
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Hi friends! I‘m jumping on to let you all know why I‘ve been away. I was recently diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, triple negative, stage 3, grade 3. I‘ve had two rounds of AC treatment (two more to go). Next I will begin my 12 weekly treatments of Taxol, followed by a month of recovery, and then removal surgery. Then I‘ll have a month of radiation and finally reconstructive surgery. It‘s a long road ahead. Thank you for your support. 💕

Literary_Siren Good luck!🍀 2y
CatLass007 ❤️❤️❤️Will pray. (edited) 2y
Texreader Oh bless you! I hope and pray for the very best for you to conquer this demon! 💙💙💙 2y
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LibrarianRyan ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
BookwormAHN Wishing you the best 💗🍀💗 2y
mrp27 Wishing you all the best. 💕 2y
Bookishgal71 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 2y
CarolynM Sending love and best wishes❤️ 2y
Nute Thinking of you and praying for you!💜 2y
Cupcakesbookishreviews Sending prayers 🙏 2y
wanderinglynn Sending healing vibes and lots of love. 💚 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Sending best wishes and positive thoughts 💗💗 2y
Liatrek Sending positive thoughts and prayers ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
NovelGirl82 Sending lots of love💚 Take care of you💚💚 2y
Librarianaut Best wishes and prayers for you!!!💗💗 2y
Kdgordon88 Take good care of you! Sending healing and peace your way! 2y
LeahBergen Sending lots of ❤️❤️❤️❤️! 2y
RainyDayReading Sending you so much love ❤️❤️ 2y
AnneCecilie ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Reagan Sending positive thoughts to you! ❤️ 2y
Jemgirl2014 Sending you positive thoughts and lots of hugs. ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
squirrelbrain Sending lots of love and positive thoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I hope it all goes well for you! 💖💖💖 2y
zuzia Sending you strength during this time. 2y
Ruthiella You look beautiful either way. Take care and have courage. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 2y
zezeki Wishing you the best 💕💕🍀🍀💕💕 2y
eraderneely Thinking of you!!! 2y
meghathecloud Wishing you the best💜 2y
Caroline2 Oh my! I am so sorry to hear that! Sending hugs and positive thoughts and wishing you all the best for your treatments! 💖 💗 2y
JennyM Keeping you in my thoughts and sending much love to you and your family ♥️ 2y
Mrs_B 💜 💜 💜 Sending you all the very best! And you totally rock the new hair - it makes your eyes look big and beautiful! 2y
jmtrivera 💜💜💜 Hoping and praying for only the best for you and the family! 2y
kezzlou85 Keeping you in my thoughts and you still look beautiful. 2y
batsy All the positive energy to you. Take care ❤️ 2y
JessClark78 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
LeeRHarry Wishing you all the best 💕💕 2y
youneverarrived Sending you lots of love ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Smarkies Sending you all the positive energy ! 2y
BethM Sending you all the love and healing in the world. 2y
Librarybelle Sending lots of positive energy 2y
JaneyWaneyB Sending lots of love and positive vibes. Wishing you all the best 💖💗🙏 2y
mklong Sending all the love. Stay strong!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Mollyanna Sending lots of love, positive healing thoughts and strength! You got this! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Jess Sending you tons of positive energy and keeping you in my thoughts. 2y
Anna40 2y
JamieArc Much light to you and your family 💖 2y
sprainedbrain Love and strength to you! 🥰 2y
Crazeedi May you find strength to endure, and may you be granted complete healing and return to full health! God bless you 💖 2y
Laughterhp 💚💚 2y
8little_paws Sending you TONS of love and hope 💝 2y
JenReadsAlot Sending lots of good vibes to you 💕 2y
ChasingOm Love to you and your family. ❤️ 2y
Jas16 Sending you so much love ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ozma.of.oz Our love and positive thoughts are with you and your family! ❤️ 2y
Melwilk Sending positive thoughts your way 💕 2y
MaureenMc Sending prayers and healing vibes! ❤️ 2y
wordslinger42 Sending many prayers for healing and recovery and for hope during the long road 💜 Please keep us updated when you are able! 2y
Jess7 Thank you all! 2y
bookaholic1 My prayers are with you 🙏🙏🙏, hope all goes well for you 2y
Reggie All the positive thoughts to you! 2y
kimmypete1 Thinking of you! ❤️ 2y
CoffeeK8 Thinking of you and your family 2y
dragondrool Wishing you the very best, and keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
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Lovesbooks87 Sending prayers and healing vibes your way! 2y
Crazeedi @Jess7 could you email me your address? My email crazeedi73@gmail.com 2y
quietjenn Sending lots of good wishes your way 💙 2y
Jess7 Thanks all! 2y
Vbrrgirl My best wishes to you. 2y
bookishdawg Sending good thoughts your way!! 2y
britt_brooke 💚 2y
Kalalalatja Wishing you all the best 💚💚 1y
Jinjer Ohmyword!!!! You have all my support for sure! And you look beautiful with your shaved head, for reals. Also, F%&k cancer!!! 1y
daisyheadmaesie You are a warrior! We are rooting for you! 1y
BookBabe Praying for you! 🙏🏻❤️ 1mo
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Black Lives Matter | Edwards, Sue Bradford
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Black Lives Matter. #blackouttuesday

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Mehso-so

3.5 stars - I thought this would be more comedic than self-help, but alas I was wrong. That said, there were some funny parts mixed in and I did take away a few helpful pointers.

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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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LeahBergen Done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BookishMe Ermm... Not active on IG, so I have no idea posts can be saved now 🤔😁 tagged a friend though ;D 2y
Jess7 @BookishMe you just click the right button that has a flag beside it on the post 2y
BookishMe Ahhh, thank you! Like bookmarking right? Yes, I now recall the collection of posts I had bookmarked. You've a lovely gallery there ;D 2y
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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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Currently reading thanks to Librofm #partner! This one is really good. #librofmlisteningsquad

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Every Last Lie | Mary Kubica
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Mehso-so

3-3.5 stars. This was suspenseful, but not surprising. Despite the annoying main character‘s quick jump to suspect anyone and everyone of her husband‘s murder, Occam‘s Razor is applicable here and the most logical explanation turns out to be right... I finished it in a day and a half so there‘s that, but I definitely enjoyed some of her other books more, including her newest - The Other Mrs!

#jpbookreview #everylastlie #marykubica #suspense

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A Good Marriage | Kimberly McCreight
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Thanks to @HarperBooks #partner for this free review copy! I‘m super excited to read this one. Pub date is May 2020. Add it to your TBR now!

The synopsis sounds soooo good ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/p/B9EgvalgYE1/?igshid=8ni7a00sqcbm

Hooked_on_books This is exciting! I‘ve read and loved 2 of her previous books, so I look forward to this! 2y
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The Wife Stalker: A Novel | Liv Constantine
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Thanks @HarperBooks #partner for the newest installment by Liv Constantine! I‘m looking forward to reading this one. It sounds really good!

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Instagram | Joanne Mattern
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Hi friends! If you‘re on Instagram - Please check out my bookstagram! I‘m trying to build it back up again after I took a bit of a hiatus during my pregnancy last year! Thanks 😘

https://instagram.com/thegreeneyedreader

Lifeisasnap Gotcha covered! 2y
Literary_Siren Followed you! I have the same handle. 2y
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Crazeedi Following!! 2y
kezzlou85 Followed you I'm Kezzreads85. 2y
TorieStorieS Followed! You can follow me back as toriestories6 2y
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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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2/5 - I have to be honest - I didn‘t really enjoy this one! I have to give props that I was able to finish it in only one day, but that‘s about it. I disliked the characters, I disliked the plot, and I really disliked the ending. Ugh, I‘m moody about it, but I think it‘s because I really liked The Breakdown (by the same author), but this was just ughhhhhh. Not for me.

#jpbookreview #thegreeneyedreader #bringmeback #baparis #2stars

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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Next up - Bring Me Back. I‘m tackling some of backlist arcs and TBR.

vlwelser 💖 this author 2y
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The Wives: A Novel | Tarryn Fisher
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I didn‘t love this one. I felt like I was getting whiplash reading it and the twists causing the whiplash felt very unrealistic. The one thing I did like about it was that it was a quick, suspenseful read, even if I didn‘t particularly like it. The ending felt like a cop-out and the lack of explanation really bothered me. #jpreview #thewives #review 3 stars

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4/5 stars - finished this book this morning! I really enjoyed the suspense and the twists. I really liked that the story seemed realistic. I will definitely read Barton‘s other two books. #jpbookreview #review #bookreview #thesuspect #fionabarton #katewaters

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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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Thanks to @StMartinsPress #partner for this free review copy. This one looks really good and I‘m going to be reading it in March with an online bookclub on Instagram. Looking forward to it. Have any of you read it? Pub date is March 2020.

ItsAnotherJen Haven't heard of it, but love that author's last name..lol 2y
BridgetteM I‘m about 100 pages in right now and loving it! 2y
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The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Finished The Wives, and I‘m starting this one now. Have you read it?

Myhusbandhatesreading I‘m on The Wives now. I‘ll have to add this one to my TBR also!! 2y
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Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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Which Kate Morton book is your favorite? I‘ve only read The Lake House, but I‘m determined to read at least one more of them this year!

#katemorton #bookstack #thegreeneyedreader

BridgetteM I thought The Distant Hours was really good. :) 2y
LauraBrook Gosh, I haven‘t read anything of hers! I own a couple, though. Should I start with her first pub‘d book? 2y
JacqMac The House at Riverton is my favourite. 2y
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KarouBlue You should totally join the #LiteraryCrew‘s March buddy read of The Secret Keeper!! @Librarybelle 2y
Jess7 Thanks @MellieAntoinette ! I commented on the post to join. Maybe I‘ll finally read it in March! 2y
Librarybelle Thanks, @MellieAntoinette ! @Jess7 , hope you can join us! 2y
BookladyOnTheMove I just finished The Clockmaker's Daughter. Loved it so! 2y
TerriGreen I‘ve read all her books except her latest one. The Secret Keeper is my favorite!! 2y
LazyOwl The Forgotten Garden was pretty good, probably my fav 2y
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The Wives: A Novel | Tarryn Fisher
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Next up - The Wives by Tarryn Fisher. I‘ve read mixed reviews. Have you read this? Did you like it?

#thewives #thegreeneyedreader #tarrynfisher #audiobook #suspense #thriller

bookandbedandtea My library hold of this should be coming in next week. I hope it's good! 🤞 2y
Arvena I have - unpredictable & shocking :) 2y
SilversReviews Listening to it, but not too far. 2y
Chelleo Hi Jess! Nice to see you! Hope all is well! 2y
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I liked it, but I didn't love it. But I like most of her stuff. 2y
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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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3.5 or 4 stars- I See You was a creepy, realistic thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. Some of the twists in this one were a bit more predictable than they usually are in her books, but I still hung on to every word, anxiously waiting to find out how it would all turn out.

#jpbookreview #minireview #thegreeneyedreader #bookreview #review #iseeyou #claremackintosh

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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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Currently buddy reading this one with a coworker.. have you read I See You?

LiteraryinLawrence I did and I liked it! It‘s been a bit so I don‘t remember specifics though. 2y
Jemgirl2014 I have! It's so good! Enjoy! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I did, I still think her debut is the best. 2y
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The Other Mrs | Mary Kubica
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Happy Pub Day to The Other Mrs! Thanks to Park Row Books #partner for my gifted arc. This was a FIVE STAR book! The suspense was great, but most importantly the twist fooled me (and that can be difficult when I read so many thrillers!). Highly recommend and available wherever books are sold TODAY!

Full review: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8tuSwKApYc/?igshid=1whlijr56k482

#jpbookreview #bookreview #review #thegreeneyedreader #theothermrs

peaknit Arrived on my kindle via the library today, can‘t wait! 2y
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The Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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4/5 stars - This book was suspenseful from start to finish. There are two parallel story lines that run throughout - that of Sara and that of the four people stuck in an elevator. I found myself trying to connect the two and at around the halfway mark I predicted where the story was headed, but I didn‘t know the “how”. Overall, I really enjoyed it and I found the characters to be well developed. I will definitely read another book by this author.

robinb I really enjoyed this one as well....edge-of-seat suspense. 😬 2y
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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Next up! Finally getting around to this one! I loved How to Walk Away! Have any of you read this?

BridgetteM I really enjoyed this book! I haven‘t read any of Katherine Center‘s other novels, so I‘m not sure how it compares. Hope you like it as much as I did! 🤗 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess I have both on my TBR pile. I'm also seeing the author in two weeks at the Savannah Book Festival. 2y
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Despite reading a lot of mixed reviews for this one, I ultimately really liked this book. Yes, I agree she didn‘t always make the best decisions and yes, she only partially acknowledges this, but overall I found the book to be interesting and uplifting. I recommend it!

“I had stopped believing Home was a fancy house on a hill. Home was a place that embraced us, a community, a knowing.”

#jpbookreview #thegreeneyedreader #maid #stephanieland

Jess7 Book 11/40 of 2020 2y
Hooked_on_books I thought it was good, too. And I have yet to meet a person, regardless of socioeconomic status, who always makes good choices. 2y
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Starting this one today... I have mixed feelings about it so far! Have any of you read it?

#maid #stephanieland #audiobook

Megabooks I bailed 2y
marleed It was a slow pick for me. 2y
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BlameJennyJane I enjoyed it. Unique story. 2y
Amor4Libros I liked it a lot! 2y
Hooked_on_books I thought it was terrific. And so did Barack Obama, so… 2y
Bookishlie Am currently reading it too. Only like 5 chapters in right now. 2y
Amandajoy I had mixed feelings about it. I think it‘s an important perspective but I also found her to come off as very entitled. There‘s a section about WIC and organic milk that just angered me as a Dietitian, I almost bailed there. 2y
kspenmoll I enjoyed it. I also heard her speak & be interviewed at a book talk & her story was compelling. 2y
lele1432 I wasn't a fan. I was so excited to read it too, because the topic is so important. I think in better hands it would have resonated with me more, but I felt like there was a real lack of...self awareness. 😕 2y
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Edited: 5 stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ —- loved, loved, LOVED this book!! I really enjoyed the ending too! This is a must read! Beautifully written!

Airykah13 I JUST finished this one! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl I‘ve been waiting since September on my library hold! 🙄🤷‍♀️ 2y
RenePenn I agree! Great book! 2y
Jess7 Book 10/40 2y
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I‘m listening to this today and I‘m enjoying it! Have any of you read this? I‘ve heard such good things!

#wherethecrawdadssing #deliaowens #amreading #audiobook

RenePenn Yes! Loved it! 2y
KerriNTurner Loved this one! 2y
Librariana I'm currently reading it 😊 On Chapter 21 atm 😁 What are your thoughts on it so far? 2y
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cherinium LOVE! 2y
Jess7 @Librariana I‘m on chapter 22 and I really like it so far. Parts are a bit slow but I like it. I like the two different story/time lines that will be coming together shortly I think 2y
LeeRHarry Loved it! 😊 2y
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The Cheerleaders | Kara Thomas
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Meh, this was a bit slow for me. I picked it up and put it down for over a year before I finally finished it. It wasn‘t my favorite, but parts were suspenseful. #thecheerleaders #jpbookreview #minireview #bookreview #review #thegreeneyedreader

LibrarianRyan I agree. I thought it could be so much better 2y
Erinreadsthebooks I tried and didn‘t get very far before I put it down. Wish it was better, so much potential but it just fell flat. 2y
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4/5 stars! Highly recommend. I didn‘t know a lot about Ali Wong besides seeing her in Always be my Maybe, which I loved. I watched her two Netflix specials in preparation for this book, Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife. I laughed a lot. Some parts of sort of raunchy, but I still really enjoyed it. Even the parts that weren‘t funny were interesting. I even really liked the afterword written by her husband. Audiobook was good too! #jpbookreview

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Starting my 5th book of 2020. I‘m about 1/4 of the way into this one, and I‘m already jumpy. This atmospheric thriller is perfectly creepy so far! Have you read this one? What did you think?

2020 books read:
Becoming. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
You are Not Alone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Family Upstairs ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The First Mistake ⭐️⭐️⭐️

#goodreadschallenge #theturnofthekey #ruthware #thriller #thegreeneyedreader #currentlyreading

UnabridgedPod I really liked this one! I listened (via Scribd) and though the audio was excellent. 2y
JacqMac It‘s in my library stack. I‘m looking forward to it. 2y
Mccall0113 Meh. Lack luster 2y
MyNamesParadise I listened to the audio and I found it to be really long and drawn out. It wasn‘t suspenseful to me. 2y
Jess7 Update: overall — this book was just ok. It felt pretty drawn out, but that said, I liked the ending. 3 or 3.5 stars. 2y
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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Currently reading and listening. Anyone else switch back and forth between audio and ebook? This one is ok so far.. I didn‘t like how part 2 felt extremely long, boring, and disconnected from part 1. Part 3 at least connects the two previous parts, but the main character, Alice, annoys me. Has anyone read this? Did you like it? Does it get better? (I‘m at about the 75 percent mark)

#sandiejones #thefirstmistake #thegreeneyedreader #thriller

Tianarose I switch between audio and physical books. I dont like e-books 2y
Marni I switch between too. And physical books. All depends what I can get my hands on! 2y
trueisa4letterword I switch between ebooks and physical books usually. Lately, I find myself trying ebooks on Libby before checking out the hardcover from the library. 2y
Mrs_B I seem to always have one of each on the go too, glad it‘s not just me. Audiobook for chores and commuting, ebook for sofa reading time! 2y
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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4/5 - this was a confusing read for about the first half of the book. There were a lot of characters to follow, but it all came together around the 75 percent mark. Lots of little twists and turns all the way to the final line. Definitely recommend!

#lisajewell #thefamilyupstairs #thriller #suspense #jpbookreview #bookreview #review #thegreeneyedreader

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Currently listening to this one! Trying to keep up with all of the abbreviations /phrases — she talks so fast! It‘s pretty interesting and I‘ve laughed at her jokes. Have any of you read or listened to this one or her first book?

TheKidUpstairs I've got her first one on my shelf, but haven't yet read it. 2y
AileenRR I listened to her 1st one and it was just ok for me. I don‘t remember anything from it. Is the 2nd one better? 2y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - I absolutely loved this beautiful memoir! Full review to come.

rustoryhuf There‘s a guided journal that is based on this. My daughter and I gifted it to each other. 2y
TheHeartlandBookFairy I loved this book! It made my top 10 for 2019 ☺️ 2y
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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Update: Hoping to read/listen to this one before the second season of You comes out December 26th. So far I‘m enjoying it, but I‘m remembering how much graphic sexual details are in these books and I‘m starting to get over Joe‘s obsessiveness. That said the narrator really captures Joe‘s character. Have you read this one? Did you enjoy it as much as the first book?

#you #carolinekepnes #thriller #suspense #youseason2 #netflix #hiddenbodies

eanderson I‘ve had this for 2 years and still need to read it. I‘ve seen that people like this one! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Yes and yes! 2y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 2y
LauraJ Happy Birthday! 2y
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The Night Before | Wendy Walker
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I enjoyed this one. It was suspenseful and I finished it quickly. Some parts weren‘t super believable, but I ultimately enjoyed it. Definitely worth reading! Thanks to @StMartinsPress for gifting me this copy. #jpbookreview #minireview #bookreview #review

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4/5 - I really enjoyed this memoir. She opens up in a way few celebrities really do and it was very entertaining. Definitely recommend. #jpbookreview #bookreview #review

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Layover | David Bell
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2.5 stars - I wanted to like this one, I really tried, but in the end I just didn‘t. The plot was unbelievable and the main character‘s actions were even more so. Half way through the book I just wanted it to end and when it did I didn‘t feel any more satisfied. Thanks to GetRedPr #partner and the publisher for gifting me this free copy. Unfortunately this just wasn‘t my cup of tea. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3058155984

Bette Oh my gosh I totally agree. I wanted to like it but it just didn't deliver, it was so preposterous. This is the kind of book that makes me sad cuz I could have been reading something good. 😟 2y
ReadingisMyPassion I didn't care for it either. 2y
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Little Secrets | Jennifer Hillier
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LITTLE SECRETS - 5/5 STARS!!! - I devoured this book in only two short sittings! It‘s super suspenseful and well written. It kept me hanging on to the last page. It begins with a child abduction and spins into a web of lies and so much more. If you enjoyed one of her other books that I loved, Jar or Hearts, this is the book for you! Though I will say this one is slightly less dark than Jar of Hearts, but still ohhhh soo good! Pub date: April 2020!

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Happy pub week to Holly Banks Full of Angst! This book looks delightful and the cover is super cute. Thanks so much to Lake Union Publishing #partner and Amazon Publishing for gifting me this free #arc.

This is a “laugh-out-loud debut novel for anyone who‘s tried to live the perfect life—and learned the hard way there‘s no such thing.” #hollybanksfullofangst #comedy #funread #lakeunion #lakeunionpublishing #amazon

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This book cover is GORGEOUS! 😍 I can‘t stop staring at it! Have any of you read this one? It came out in October. It sounds deliciously creepy! Thanks to @HarperBooks #partner for this copy. Checkout the praise it‘s gotten 👇🏼

“An atmospheric and surprising debut…an ongoing theme of misdirection flows throughout, maintaining the tension and suspense.” (Booklist) “[This book is]...for readers fond of gothic-flavored tales.” (Publishers Weekly)

sparrowssavvy Oh my god this looks amazing! I want to hear what you think of it!! 2y
Miss_Gilmore I love the cover! I am just now starting it! 2y
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Little Secrets | Jennifer Hillier
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Sooo excited to start this one! Thanks to Minotaur books #partner for this free e-arc! I‘m so excited to start this one. Jennifer‘s Jar of Hearts was jaw-dropping so I‘m sure this one will be super suspenseful too! Pub date is April 2020

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Hi book friends! Sorry I‘ve been a bit MIA for months—yes, I know, MONTHS! It‘s been a busy year. We bought and moved into our first house. My husband was finishing up his masters and we had a BABY BOY! I‘m planning to get back into the swing of posting updates on my reading journey these last few weeks of my maternity leave.

How has everyone been? I‘ve missed you all! Introducing my little guy: Isaac! Born 9/18/19! #thegreeneyedreader

MoonWitch94 Congratulations! 2y
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jillrhudy Jess, you don‘t want to tag that book. It‘s associated with child abuse in the evangelical community and triggers me and many others. Love the photo of Isaac though. 2y
sprainedbrain Congratulations! Glad to see you back. ❤️ 2y
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Crazeedi Awww! Congrats to you and hubby on your precious son! Babies are so wonderful, welcome to the world! 2y
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JacqMac Congratulations! He‘s adorable. 2y
TheRiehlDeal Congrats! He's such a cutie! 2y
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dragondrool Congrats! And hello, Isaac, and welcome to our Litsy family!

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lele1432 He's so cute! Congrats! 2y
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LeahBergen Congratulations!!! He‘s gorgeous!! 💙💙💙 2y
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Blaire He is beautiful!! Congrats! Soak up those last few weeks of leave. 2y
jmtrivera CONGRATULATIONS 2y
CarolynM Congratulations to you and the new dad. Welcome baby Isaac, you gorgeous little bundle!💕 2y
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Currently listening to.. 🤗

Leftcoastzen I got a lot out of this book. 3y
Emilymdxn Great book! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I concur....Great book! 3y
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What to Expect When You're Expecting | Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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Happy Easter everyone! 🙏💙 I‘m still around—I‘ve just been really busy with work, morning sickness, and house hunting. I‘ve also been reading mostly pregnancy related books lately..

Clwojick ♥️♥️♥️♥️Congratulations 💙💙💙💙 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh my gosh, Congrats Jess!! 💕 3y
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eraderneely Congrats!!! My reading also slumped quite a bit at the beginning. Soooo tired! 3y
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ravenlee Woohoo! Also, speaking as a September baby, you picked an excellent month. I can especially vouch for September 10th as a good day. (edited) 3y
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CouronneDhiver Oh wow! Seems like there‘s a baby boom happening on Litsy. Woohoo 🎉 3y
CarolynM Congratulations! 💙 Take good care of yourself. 3y
Blaire Congrats on your happy news!!! 3y
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tammysue Aww what exciting news!! Congratulations!! ❤️🎉 3y
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Smrloomis Exciting! Hope everything is going smoothly! 3y
Chelleo Whoa!!! Congratulations!! That‘s awesome news! I‘m here to chat if you ever feel the need! 3y
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars!!! Omg, this book you guys is sooo creepy, sooo devious, sooo suspenseful, and ultimately soooooo good! I could not put it down this afternoon. Pub date is tomorrow and trust me if you enjoy creepy, twisty, suspenseful thriller you don‘t want to miss this one.

Thanks to @BerkleyPub #partner for my free review copy. Happy Pub Day (3/26)!

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